FreeBSD : libxml2 -- lack of end-of-document check DoS (e7bb3885-da40-11e3-9ecb-2c4138874f7d)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73974


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


CVE MITRE reports :

parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.0, as used in Google Chrome before 28.0.1500.71 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a document that ends abruptly, related to the lack of certain checks for the XML_PARSER_EOF state.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73974

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e7bb3885da4011e39ecb2c4138874f7d.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 5/13/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c6-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2877